(sexuality) A pathological attraction to dead bodies, especially sexual attraction or intercourse.
a person who engages in necrophilia
(medicine) Pathological fascination with death.
an irresistible sexual attraction to dead bodies
Necrophilia, also known as necrophilism, necrolagnia, necrocoitus, necrochlesis, and thanatophilia, is sexual attraction towards or a sexual act involving corpses. It is classified as a paraphilia by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnostic manual, as well as by the American Psychiatric Association in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).